London, United Kingdom
D-Fuse are a group of London based artists founded in the mid 90’s by Michael Faulkner who explore a range of creative media, from art, architecture, photography + film to live A/V performances. Working in a trans-disciplinary method with cutting edge technology D-Fuse encourage their audience to reflect on the process of experiencing art in a multi-dimensional, multisensory way with emphasis on the key relationship between sound + image.
D-Fuse’s visual art has been shown internationally – incl. The V&A Museum [London], Sonar [Barcelona], onedotzero festivals, Nokia Labs [St Petersburg and Moscow], Mori Arts Center [Tokyo], Rotterdam + Seoul film festivals, Eyebeam [NYC], San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Prix Ars Electronica [Linz], TriBeca Film Festival [NYC], Lisbon + Valencia Biennales and Get It Louder [China].
Their first solo exhibition in 2006 entitled Transmit at the prestigious MU Gallery in Eindhoven, Holland presented a retrospective of D-Fuse’s diverse practice. In 2007 D-Fuse were commissioned by The British Film Institute to create a large scale public installation interpreting London film from their expansive archive: 2007 FPS – A London Conversation.
Widely recognized as pioneers of VJ culture, [authors of the book VJ: audiovisual art + vj culture] have collaborated with groundbreaking musicians including Beck, Scanner, Burnt Friedman and Swayzak, as well as the contemporary classical composer Steve Reich [performed with The London Symphony Orchestra].
Much of D-Fuse’s work is defined by a close relationship between image and sound. Musical director Matthias Kispert has developed a musical language for D-Fuse that has its roots in musique concrète and uses as its source material real-world sounds, electromagnetic interference and local musical cultures from various locations.
Awards / Residencies / Accomplishments
- Video Mapping Jakarta 2010, A public space video projection in collaboration with local artists, commissioned by the British Council Indonesia, the event was attended by over 20,000 people.
- Surface 2008, A series of residencies, talks and live cinema performances in 12 cities in East Asia and the Pacific Rim. D-Fuse collaborated with local artists in each city to document their urban spaces and the dynamics at work within them, followed by a live presentation of the collected material.
- Live Earth 2007, Al Gore’s Live Earth Foundation commissioned D-Fuse alongside 60 award-winning film makers to create short films to raise awareness about climate change, which resulted in five Climate Crisis Blipverts.
- Undercurrent 2005, A three-month residency in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing with the British Council and Arts Council England’s Artist Links programme. D-Fuse documented the changing urban environments in collaboration with local artists and also invited Chinese artists to the UK for research. The resulting materials were shared between all participants who collaboratively created the video installation Undercurrent.
- Produced at Eyebeam 2005, Eyebeam Art Space in New York commissioned D-Fuse to create a work at their studio, which resulted in the video installation Undercurrent.
- Pathways 04 2009, King’s Cross, German Gymnasium, London, UK
- Small Global/Undercurrent 10-12 2007, MIC Toi Rerehiko, Auckland, New Zealand
- Undercurrent 11-12 2006, Lighthouse, Brighton, UK
- Transmit 09-10 2006, MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands
- CYNETart 10 2009, Dresden, Germany
- Rebirth @ 800 Show 09 2009, Shanghai Creative Park, Shanghai, China
- Dis-Locate 08 09 2008, Tokyo + Yokohama, Japan
- onedotzero 09 2007, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Dis-Locate 07 08 2007, Tokyo+Yokohama, Japan
- Get It Louder 06 09 2007, Beijing/Shanghai/Guangzhou, China
- Video as Urban Condition 04 05 2007, Linz, Austria + Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- Starkwhite Gallery 06 07 2006, Auckland, New Zealand
- onedotzero_Transvision 02 2006, V & A Museum, London, UK
- Shanghai Surprise 11 2005 – 01 2006, Lothringer Dreizehn, Munich, Germany
- Bunkier Sztuki 11 2005, Krakow, Poland
- Produced by Eyebeam 10-12 2005, Eyebeam, New York, USA